Are leaders born or can leadership characteristics be developed? This course is designed to enable you to understand theories, issues and tools of leadership in order to develop yourself as a leader and develop leadership in your organisation.

Topics covered

  • Learning about leadership.
  • Trait theory of leadership.
  • Behaviour theory of leadership: what do effective leaders do?
  • Transformational theory of leadership: engaging hearts and minds.
  • Following.
  • Leadership: a cultural construction?
  • Gender and leadership.
  • Developing ethical behaviour in our leaders.
  • Leading individuals and teams: two distinct roles.
  • Leadership across the larger organisation.
  • Leadership development in a fast-changing world.
  • The development of leadership: tools and practices.
  • Strategic leadership.
  • Leadership and risk.
  • How is leadership studied?
  • A critical look at leadership.
  • The way forward: our learning and the application of our knowledge of leadership.

Leadership is an elective module of the MBA program.
You receive a Certificate and the opportunity for further studies to an international MBA degree.

  • You read on distance and can take the exam at another location in the world.
  • You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities.
  • You get a solid material.
  • You get strong support through the web.
  • You turn knowledge directly into “business in practice”.
  • You get academic credits and the benefit of the wider international studies (MBA, MSc and DBA).



MBA education has been very stimulating and gave me the tools to apply the knowledge practically in the workplace. The flexibility to learn on distance fits perfectly with a job that involves lots of travelling.

Marie Lobéus, MBA, CFO, Hoist Technology AB


This training has far exceeded my expectations. Hugely inspirational speakers, good material, combined with a demanding level of education means that I can really recommend this MBA.

Henrik Jonsson, MBA Commercial Manager The Phone Hourse AB


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Manager and key persons


Level 7 (according to the EU framework)


About 200 hours. You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities, Heriot-Watt University. 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Credits.

Entry condition

Bachelor degree or equivalent.


Distance learning starts individually.

  • SEK 13.000 excl VAT.
  • Examination fee is not included.